Tug of War/Stoned Guest, June 3, 1975

Tags: Ron Erickson, Donna Ribalda, Richard N. McKinnon, arm wrestling, Carleton Macy Libretto, Samurai warrior, Constance Koecrunann Carmen Ghia, Richard Ii, Musical Director, McKinnon, Carleton T1acy Libretto, Richard M., Idaho Falls, Betty Spooner, Linda Carlson, Production Director, James Crider, Richard Esterbrook Crew ....................., Ron Erickson Costumes, Light Design, Richard H. Wilson, Constance Koschmann, Richard L. Gatjens, Richard Greene, Dance School
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THE University of Washington School of Music and the
OFFICE OF LECTURES AND CONCERTS
Present '" Ґ kJ(). 7771. nTG OF l'JAR Music by Carleton T1acy Libretto by Richard Ii. McKinnon
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~roduced aud Directe1 by
Richard M. lvi1.son
Monday~ June 2, 1975 Tu~sday, J~~e 3, 1975
Studio Theater, 8:00 PM

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ruG OF "fAR Uusic oy Carleton Macy Libretto by Richard N. McKinnon
Stage Dir~ctor ····t1argaret. Ayres Musical Director ···· Roupen Shakarian Rehearsal Accompanist ····Christopher Arpin
CAST:
Chinzie Hachira ~ametomo ···.··················· Robert Julian, tenor
Demon ........ '· ., ····· "· ., " ............................. to ........... .. Peter Keehley, baritone
Demon Daughter ..................................................... . Deborah Stimson, soprano
Demon Helpers .......................... ., ..................... . Joan Hill, Paula Hill,
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Valerie Boddington, .................... 11 ............. ..
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Al Newman, David Casper,
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Elizabeth Burke
Nancy Curtis
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SYNOPSIS
Place and Time: The province of Harima,. Japan ··· anytime.
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THE STORY: Tametomo, a Samurai warrior, on his way to the capitol unwittingly trepasses on Demon ~erritory. Threatening to eat him, the Demon remembers that liis daughter has yet to 'celebrate her first "feast 'of flesh. f1 Tametomo, realizing that the Demon's daughter is attracted to him and the Demon is unaware of this, decides to trick the Demon and his daughter in a series of contests. The first contest is arm wrestling t the second is shin wrestling, and the third is the tug of war. The"Demon, seeing that his daughter is losing the contest, calls forth the Demon helpers who bring much confusion, but little help. Tametomo by a clever ploy loses the tug of war, thereby gaining his freedom.
,; THE STOl\1ED GUEST Music by P.D.Q. BACH (1809-1742)1
Conducted by Roupen Shakarian
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Donna Ribalda (A high' born lady of the iowlands) ·.·· ·Mezzanine soppano
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Carmen Ghia (A wom?.l1 of ailing repute) .. .'............ Off Colopatu;pa
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Don Octave (an itinerant nobeL'113I1) ··· : ········.······· Bal"gain Counter Tenor
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., Dog (~.. la;:ge' fTie~r11y St .. Bernaj,"~ dog) ···· ',' ·······.· Houndentenop
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II Commendatoreador (the stOned guest) .······ : ······· Basso Blotto ················· Peter Ashbaugh
Wdlton Host ". 't-1iiliam Connor a.* . . . . . . . . . « · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01) ·· ,. ...... ·
Opera I'Jhiz Commentator ···.········· :: ....... , ······· Richard L. Gatjens
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ABOUT THE STARS Constance Koschmann ··.·.Debuted at the age of three sing'ing l'Little Jesus in the Hanger I Love You" in the Christmas Pageant in church in Othello. Later she was the spelling champ in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades; she went on to become the Valen tine Queen in the eighth. grade. President of her freshman class, she also was a cheerleader. On tour with a ladies' trio she performed in such places as Hatton, Washington and Scobey, Montana. Susan Thomle........ ·.· Debuted at age bro in Betty Spooner's Dance School as the Shadow in 11j\Ile and Hy Shadow." (Her sister starred as He.) Hiss Thornle "Tas a Spartan Cheerleader and a Trumpeter in Norm and Dusty' 5 Drum and Bugle Corps. Her dancing career was cut short by an unfortunate accident during another production at Spooner IS Scl-tool of. Dance. She bravely resumes her dancing this evening. A former editor of Pantiler Press, she summered at Bar 41 Ranch, and toured from there through Idaho and the Midwest. Robert Julien·.········ Largest child of a large family, he dubuted at the age of eight singing Ill- Wonder as I Wandel'" in Idaho Falls, .O~-.. Idaho. He received an "An in remedial reading in Junior ~ High, where he was also w.anager for the baseball team. In 1965 he won second place in Channel 13's Stairway to Stardom Contst. His studies have since taken him far and wide. Among his myriad roles is that of the standout Innkeeper at a nearby Pub. Peter Ashbaugh. . . . . · · .· At the age of ten t Hr. Ashbaugh began his performing career by starring in a commercial for a chicken compan:.".. He was troop bugler for his Boy Scout troop and dis tinguished himself further by deliverinp the invocation at his own graduation. His dance background includes slithering as a poisonous snake in a pre-school ballet ~Tograrn in Raleigh Hills, Oregon.
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PRODUCTION STAFF
Production Director ·····.··.··.············ Richard H. Wilson* MUsical Director and Conductor ·············· RoLrpen ~(arian Set design ································· Ron Erickson Costumes ··································· James Crider, Ron Erickson Choreography ······························· Eve Green Light Design and Teclmical Director .······· Alan Cral'lShmJ Electrician ····.········.·················· Richard Esterbrook Crew ...................... 4 ......... ., ........... " ". Jolm Poulson Props ............................. It ... ., .............. ., o. 1liarie BaJ(er-Lee Stage ~funager ··········.·········.········· Linda Carlson Assistant to the Director ···············.·· Carol Webber
*In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of i-Taster of ~1usic :in Opera Directing and Production.
OROIESTRA PERSONNEL
Arm Thomas Brown, piccolo Karen Gozinsky, fl.ute Robert Kechley~ oboe David Hiltun., ctaPinet Beatrice Kaufman, bassoon Michel Jolivet, (Jontt>a bassoon Richard Fowler, tt>wnpet Howard Hoff, fr-enon horn Gene Brewer, trombone Cheryl Walker, harp Susan Gilbreath, per-cussion I Scott Thomas, per-cussiO'Il. II Dancer-s Patricia Woods Gail Y01.mg Kim Hayashi Tom Geyer
Violin I Hary Jo Milliken Bryan Boughton Violin II Carla Rutschman Sandra Guy Viola Janet Lynch ~1argaret Luke 'CeUo Paul Hom Hartin Bonham Eass Steve Kerns

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